CBS Sports Ranks 3 ACC Teams in Post Spring Top 15

The ACC might only have three teams ranked inside CBS Sports Post-Spring Top-25, but all three are ranked inside the Top-15. Only the SEC has more, with four.

Obviously, it’s Clemson leading the way at No. 2, with North Carolina at No. 7 and Miami at No. 15.

At No. 1 is Alabama, despite having a record number of players (eight) selected in the first two rounds of last weekend’s NFL Draft. Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia round out the Top-5.

Fans of teams in the ACC, Clemson fans in particular, have been longing for more competition inside the conference. Everyone can recall how exciting the 2016 season was when the ACC was arguably the best of the Power-5 conferences.

Since then, it’s mostly been a slow decline back to mediocrity, at best. However, things appear to be headed in the right direction. North Carolina, Miami, and even Louisville appear to be trending upwards, though it’s taking Scott Satterfield and the Cards longer than most expected. Expectations are also on the rise at Boston College heading into year two of the Jeff Hafley era.

While neither Miami nor North Carolina are on Clemson’s schedule this season, just having three teams ranked inside the Top-15 will help bring a little more credibility to the entire league. Assuming of course both of those teams can prove worthy of those rankings, which as most know, has been easier said than done.

RANKTEAM2020 RECORDPREVIOUS*
1Alabama13-01
2Clemson10-23
3Oklahoma9-25
4Ohio State7-12
5Georgia8-27
6Iowa State9-39
7North Carolina8-417
8Oregon4-331
9Texas A&M9-16
10Cincinnati 9-18
11Notre Dame10-24
12Wisconsin4-334
13Florida8-411
14USC5-119
15Miami (FL)8-322
16LSU5-552
17Texas7-320
18Iowa6-214
19Penn State4-554
20Washington3-132
21Indiana6-216
22Arizona State2-242
23Michigan2-492
24Coastal Carolina11-113
25Oklahoma State8-321

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